Brave Foundation is an Australian not-for-profit charity that equips expecting and parenting teens with resources, referral and education opportunities to facilitate
happy, healthy and skilled families over time.
To build a village of support and acceptance around expecting and parenting teens.
Build the village to:
Supportive: Nurturing & encouraging a brave village
Inspirational: Sharing stories to inspire courage, hope and continued education
Relevant: Keeping our finger on the pulse
Connected: Strengthening links for improved service provision
Making a difference now and for future generations
The following goals will underpin the strategic direction of the Foundation to 2020:
Establish clear communication channels to build awareness and mobilise the village
Provide education pathways to a brighter future
Change lives through heart-‐felt stories of courage and hope
PEOPLE TO PEOPLE
To mobilise the people (identification, training and certification)
To be good stewards of diversified income streams and build confidence through transparency
Best practice governance to underpin initiatives and protect our brand
Brave Foundation is an Australian Not for Profit Registered Charity that has Public Benevolent Institution status and is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient, this means that you can claim your donation on your tax.
Brave Foundation began in 2009, as a result of Founding Director Bernadette Black publishing ‘Brave Little Bear,’ her own story of teenage pregnancy through to becoming the Barnardos Australian Mother of the Year. After the launch of her book, Bernadette would receive emails from many young expecting women in Australia asking where they could finish their secondary schooling and find support where they lived. This was in fact why Bernadette Black wrote her book, as it was something just like this that she searched for at 16 but could not find.
The Charity has a full board of skilled mixed Directors with The Honourable David Bartlett, former Tasmanian Premier as its Chair.
Brave Foundation provides a growing online ‘Directory of Services’, which displays outreach and educational opportunities nationally. Brave Foundation also provides Australian organisations currently assisting expecting and parenting teens with resources and referral.